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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 21. Insurance
- Chapter 84. Fraternal Benefit Societies
- Section 700. Exemption of Certain Societies.
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AS 21.84.700. Exemption of Certain Societies.
- (a) Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to affect or apply to
- (1) grand or subordinate lodges of societies, orders, or associations doing business in this state that provide benefits
exclusively through local or subordinate lodges;
- (2) societies, orders, or associations that admit to membership only persons engaged in one or more crafts or hazardous
occupations, in the same or similar lines of business, and that insure only members and families of the society, order,
or association, and the ladies' societies or ladies' auxiliaries of the societies, orders, or associations;
- (3) domestic societies that limit their membership to employees of a particular city or town, designated firm, business
house, or corporation and that provide for death benefits of not more than $400 or health care benefits of not more
than $350 to a person in one year, or both; or
- (4) domestic societies or associations of a purely religious, charitable, or benevolent description that provide for death
benefits of not more than $350 or health care benefits of not more than $350 to a person in one year, or both.
- (b) A society or association described in (a) (3) or (4) of this section that provides for death or health care benefits
for which benefit certificates are issued and a society or association described in (a) (4) of this section that has
more than 1,000 members are not exempt from the provisions of this chapter but shall comply with the requirements of
- (c) A society that, by the provisions of this section, is exempt from the requirements of this chapter, except a society
described in (a) (2) of this section, may not give or allow or promise to give or allow to a person compensation for
procuring new members.
- (d) A society that provides benefits for health care or death resulting solely from accident and that does not obligate
itself to pay natural death or health care benefits has all of the privileges and is subject to all the applicable
provisions and regulations of this chapter, except that the provisions of this chapter relating to medical examination,
evaluations of benefit certificates, and incontestability do not apply to the society.
- (e) The director may require a society or association to provide, by examination or otherwise, information that will
enable the director to determine whether the society or association is exempt from the provisions of this chapter.
- (f) Societies that are exempt from the provisions of this chapter under the provisions of this section shall also be
exempt from all other provisions of the insurance laws of this state.
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